It was a rough 2013 for the Packers’ defense, but when Aaron Rodgers was healthy the offense was good enough to overcome the bad play from the defense, and Green Bay made the playoffs for the fifth straight year.
If the Packers are going to make the playoffs for a sixth straight year, it would be a good idea to bolster the defense in the draft, where the Packers have plenty of ammunition to add quite a bit of depth: The Packers own all seven of their own picks, plus compensatory selections in the third and fifth rounds, thanks to G.M. Ted Thompson’s longstanding policy of playing very conservatively in free agency one year in order to acquire compensatory picks the next year.
In our look at the Packers’ draft needs, we see safety and linebacker as the spots Green Bay is most likely to address in the first round, although a tight end is a possibility as well. Let us know what you would do if you were in Thompson’s shoes.